Delabie, an ecological and economical solution
An ecological choice: conserving a limited resource
Our underground water reserves are threatened by a large increase in water consumption which has doubled over the last 20 years and shortages are becoming more apparent on a seasonal and geographic basis. Water is becomming a rare, unpredictable and unevenly distributed resource. As a result, consumption habits are changing towards water savings and waste reduction. The European Water Charter reminds us that "Water is a common heritage and its value must be acknowledged by us all. Everyone must save it and use it carefully".
By choosing a DELABIE tap or valve for its performance you are helping to save a precious, natural resource
An economical choice: reducing the water bill
The rise in water consumption has also led to an increase in the cost of collection, processing and treatment of waste water. It is vital that everyone participates in the purification and treatment of waste water. Jutifiably, these contributions will inevitably increase. Hence the need to employ all available means to save the amount of water distributed, and avoid waste while preserving the comfort of the user.
By choosing a DELABIE tap or value for its performance you are helping to reduce the cost of the water bill
Rain Bird and LEED
LEED is a measurement tool for green building in the United States
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a point rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building over its life cycle and to encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.
This voluntary system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally friendly construction of a building and its site. LEED was launched in 1999 in an effort to develop a “consensus-based, market driven rating system to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices.
LEED is the nationally recognized benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED provides building owners and operators with the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable sites, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Learn more in the Rain Bird Quick Guide to LEED (PDF: 361 KB)